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2008. 92 minutes. Rated R.
Quote: “What would Jesus NOT do?”
Choke, a dramatic comedy, is adapted from a 2001 Chuck Palahniuk novel by the same name. Like Fight Club, Palahniuk’s last book-to-Hollywood adaptation, the plot is flashy and lurid. It’s definitely not a film for kids. It’s supposed to make adults laugh guiltily and think about philosophical realities that they normally gloss over, or at least ones that they don’t usually look for in light entertainment.
Unfortunately, Choke is no Fight Club. It’s disheveled and full of little diversions. Watching it is a lot like driving around a large but interesting housing development and getting stuck in every single random culvert on the way out.